Everyone needs a good BBQ sauce! You may ask, why make it?
Because trust me when I say you know exactly what is in your sauce and only you can make it taste this amazing without added refined sugar!
The amount of dates needed is really up to you. We use dates for the low glycemic affect to our bodies and because it is a natural source of sweetness without being altered multiple times.
This recipe is great for anyone who takes pride in making their own flavorful sauces. It is also a great option for those looking for a low glycemic sauce option.
Check out my boys making it below.
12 pitted dates, soaked and peeled
14 oz can tomato sauce
1/4 c coconut aminos
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
1/4 c apple juice or orange juice
1 tsp each: salt, smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
So here is how this works
Soak your dates
You will start to see the outer peel coming off, that is when they are done soaking
Peel the outer skins off of the dates and put into your high speed blender or food processor (we use a food processor)
Process until smooth
While processing your dates, warm up your pan of tomato sauce and seasonings
Once the dates are done, add to the tomato sauce
Cook on med low for about 20 minutes
The sauce should thicken
Allow to cool and then run through a strainer when pouring into a glass storage container
Sauce will store for about a month (if it lasts that long)